Josiah Harris, ca. 1850

Josiah Harris, ca. 1850
Josiah Harris was the first settler to purchase the land where the Old Spring is situated. After leaving Massachusetts and settling in Amherst in 1818, Harris became a tavern owner, post master, judge, and state senator before he died in 1868. His family donated the land for a town hall to be built just east of the Old Spring.

Image courtesy of Amherst Historical Society
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